At our March meeting, with a total of 44 people, we officially broke the record number of attendees. We also had 6 first-timers. Always good to see new faces!
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Portland Chapter

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March Opportunities & Our Meeting Update

CCL Events

Portland CCL Monthly Meeting Every 2nd Saturday
Next Meeting - April 8th

Meet and Greet 9-9:30
Meeting: 9:30-noon
First Unitarian Church 1211 Main St.,
Room 202/203

Click here to see online CCL Calendar, and download it to your own.
National Conference
National Conference in DC
Join us for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day on June 11-12th. Spots are filling quickly, so register here soon if you'd like to join us! So far, 17 have registered from Portland! 

Registration deadline: May 26th

Join hundreds of climate advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer for the National Conference.

During the Conference, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers and receive training to be game-changing communicators on this issue.

Registration is filling more quickly than in years past, and there are limited numbers of lobby slots. Lobbying is the MOST inspiring part of the conference for many, so if you are interested in changing your take on government and / or coming home refreshed, rejuvenated, and alive for climate action, register SOON!

Information for New Members

Welcome! We're so glad you've found us!

Best Resources for New Volunteers:


Please register on CCL Community and join the "Portland Oregon" group

Here is a helpful video that explains CCL Community

Here is a link to the New Volunteer Toolkit

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Carbon Fee & Dividend Corner
Welcome to our New CF&D Corner! Your place for quick, not so quick, and VERY CLEAN tips on our what we believe to be the first best solution. 

Each month, we'll highlight different resources and opportunities for you to learn about Fee & Dividend, which serves as the legislative backbone of the work we do in CCL. 

To watch a 21 min video on the emissions and economic case for CF&D, click here.
Looking to Get Involved?
Help with Capitol Hill Staff
Give us a leg up in DC

As evidenced by the growing Climate Solutions Caucus, CCL has seen huge success in moving Congress forward toward bipartisan climate action. This and other breakthroughs have occurred despite the fact that CCL has only two full-time staffers in Washington. With your help, CCL will be able to hire two additional staffers with experience on Capitol Hill to accelerate our momentum. If you can afford a monthly contribution, donate now.  If you know people who would be interested in supporting our work, use this sample template email to develop your own message to friends & family.

Additional Ways to Get Involved...
The Outreach Team
Do you have links to groups who would like to hear about CCL and Carbon Fee & Dividend? Are you interested in helping set up presentations or tabling events for Portland CCL? Would you like to learn by doing by attending a tabling event to hand out information?  Email Elianne at,  or John at
Writers' Workshop
Do you want to learn how to write Letters to the Editor or letters to Members of Congress? Join the Writers Workshop to get the ideas for "hooks" and gain support from fellow Portlanders. Email Heather Saul at with questions.

The Endorsers Team
Do you have personal contacts with community leaders, business owners, fisheries industry, or wineries/vineyards? If so, you could help us gain support for carbon fee and dividend by joining the Endorsers Team to learn to reach out and get their input on the policy proposal. Email Daniela at

Special Earth Day Project
We are looking for a climate/environmental group in Clackamas County who we can coordinate with on an earth day event. If you have ideas, please contact Heather Saul at
Community Opportunities
Speakers' Series

You are invited to come learn more about the Urban Heat island effect. Professor Vivek Shandas and other experts in the field of climate justice will be the panelists.  April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at TaborSpace.
NWEI Discussion Course
$5 Discount through CCL

Change is our Choice

The choice is ours – take action now or react to even larger systemic problems later. The NW Earth Institute’s new five-session discussion course on climate action will help your community to do just that – take action in your own lives to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course experience integrates video, audio and printed content with action plans that help you roll their sleeves up and get started taking action toward a better tomorrow. 

A detailed list of articles and resources included in the Change Is Our Choice course book is available in the Table of Contents.

Books are normally $28 but using the CCL5 coupon code will take $5 off your order! 
Monthly Meeting Recap

National Call with special guest, Devashree Saha from the Brookings Institutions.  

Watch the recording or listen to the podcast on iTunes or PodBean.

You will find Devarshree's slide show available for download on the CCL Community Home page; NOTE This link will work only for those registered on CCL Community. Go ahead and Register. 

Local Accomplishments
  •  Judy described Blumenaeur meeting
  • Leslie wrote LTE to Portland Business Journal
  • Wyden meeting led by Jason
  • Gordy attended Climate Lobby Day in Salem, met state reps reviewing climate bills
  • Brian (moved from CCL in Missouri) finally wore down resistance and will meet with St. Louis district’s MoC, a conservative member
  • First quarterly social led by Ben at Rogue Distillery. Next one in May
  • Heather is working with Oregon City News to get coverage of an outreach event
  • Gary started a chapter in Hilo, Hawaii
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